I (Megan) finished my quilt with Robot Factory from Robert Kaufman, and I am so happy!! :)
My honey named it
49 x 63
This was really fun to create. I knew I wanted something modern and angular to fit in with a robotic type theme. I was laying in bed one night thinking of quilt design (anyone???) and then I thought of intersecting blocks that look like the feed into each other. A-ha! The cool thing is that I think with feminine fabrics it could look like a star or even flowers. And I really love looking at the pattern of the khaki Kona, kind of looks like old fashioned ceilings and woodwork, do you know what I'm talking about?....
I went with straight-line quilting, again to keep the modern feel. Plus with boys quilts you don't want to get to swirly :)
Don't those little funky robots make you happy?!? And I just love the gears, wrenches and graph lines. I love featuring fabrics in quilts, so with this pattern it allows you to fussy cut your favorite prints. Back to thinking of a more feminine fabric line...it could be really cute to make those robot feature blocks into pinwheels, don't you think?
I went back and forth a lot about the border. I considered continuing the pattern, but after sketching it, laying out fabric, it just lacked a wow factor. I love that it is these monochromatic squares. I think it frames it but isn't too distracting. And I always have to have a binding that pops!
And the backing. Don't you love seeing your quilting on the flip side? I couldn't resist featuring those robots again. It was just one of those piece as you go methods...if you can call it that :)
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